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Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
morning, frank and michelle. well, strong manufacturing growth in china fueled most markets there. the shanghai composite gained more than 1 1/2 hong kong's hang seng lost a fraction and tokyo's nikkei was closed for the holiday. >>> today is the last trading day of the year on wall street. on friday, the markets closed lower as investors keep a close eye on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. the dow plunged 158 points falling below the 13,000 mark while the nasdaq dropped 25 points. >>> ford motors had another banner year. the automaker says they sold 2.2 million vehicles here in the u.s. in 2012. that's up from 2.1 million last year. the ford focus is their most popular model. this is the second year in a row ford has topped 2 million in sales. the only u.s. company to do that. >>> and there may not be many happy returns this year especially if you don't have your receipt. the national retail federation says $63 billion worth of presents will be taken back to the stores. that is a lot of unhappy people. receipts could be critical in making a return because many stores are tighteni
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 5:00am PST
to social programs like medicare. >>> a new report showing growth in china's manufacturing sector lifted most asian stocks. hong kong's hang seng gained .5%. tokyo's nikkei shed a fraction. >>> now, you might not know the name but you have seen the unique label that norman woodland developed with another engineer. woodland invented the bar code. now what it is, that rectangle found on about every product we buy in stores. they got a patent for their invention 60 years ago. but the technology to use the bar code was not developed until 1974. norman woodland was 91. let's send it back to you. >> hope he made a couple of bucks with that. >> i'm sure. >>> well, apparently new yorkers will soon be able to hail their taxis just using their phones, right? >> reporter: aha. and new york raising your arm in the middle of the street and yelling taxi! it may soon be passe. the new way to get a cab may be with a smartphone app that's being tested. a passenger would use the app to request a ride. and the first cab driver who responds to the call from his cell phone gets the ride. a similar program is
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